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Francis Keating
Your host is Francis Keating, a photography professional who has taught in Budapest and Hong Kong as well as Australia and appeared in Czech and American publications, National Geographic, Explorer and My Home magazines. His exhibitions have been held in Budapest and Taiwan. He has a Bachelor of Education from Griffith University and achieved a high distinction in portraiture when studying photography at the Queensland College of Art. Francis excels at black and white photography, having been nominated 7 times in 3 years for the prestigious International Black and White Spider Awards.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Francis Keating
Saturday the 18th of December 2021
Brisbane Beginner's Photography Class - Southbank - 9:00 AM - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet-up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition.

Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
Instructor: Francis Keating
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Alex Buckingham

0418 710 501







Alex kicked off his career in London (UK) and was initially known for his skill at photographing liquid and still life. He shot campaigns for just about every British booze and banking institution you can think of.

Alex had always enjoyed shooting his own work, and continues to do this, everything from still life to landscapes. However, it wasn’t until he fell for the barmaid at his local pub and moved to her native Queensland that he began to work extensively on location and lifestyle in addition to still life.

Alex spent three months travelling around Queensland shooting an extensive campaign for the Great Northern Brewing Company. The project allowed him to combine his two great loves: landscapes and beer.

Alex has picked up most of the coveted international and national awards around, including; Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Clio, AWARD and BADC. He was also named 123rd best advertising photographer in the world in 2014.

To view some of the Advertising work, which includes clients below and more, please click on one of the signatures above. Below are a list of clients whom I have worked with:


Kellogg’s, Great Northern Brewery, RSPCA
Hardy Bros, Coke China, Sainsburys,
Cadburys, Subway, Tesco
Bundaberg Rum, NSW Farmers Union, The Times, Newspaper
Guinness, Libertys Store, MS
Silk Cut, Smirnoff, NRMA
Strongbow Cider, Mantra Hotels, Brisbane Marketing
Carlsberg, Cottee’s, Virgin Australia,
Hennessey, Tourism QLD, NAB bank
Gordons, Tourism Australia, Heritage bank,
Moet, Lloyds bank,
Jim Beam, Barclays, HSBC


1987-2000 Various D&AD Awards London
1987-2000 Various Campaign Press Awards London
Mid ‘80’s Euro Best for Nike Campaign
1990 Clio Award
1995 Cannes Lion
1997 Art Directors Club New York
1999 Judges choice Association of Photographers London
2000-2003 Various Bronze & Silver Awards BADC Brisbane
2004 AME ( marketing Effectiveness Award ) New York
2008 Campaign Press Award London – Silver
2009 Creative Circle Award London – Bronze
2009 Outdoor Award Australia – Bronze
2009 Effectiveness Award Australia – Bronze
2009 BADC Awards Australia x5 Silvers & x8 Bronzes
2010 Outdoor Award Australia x5 Bronzes
2010 Finalist in One Show New York
2010 Cannes x1 Gold x1 Silver
2010 BADC Awards Australia Best of Show x2 Gold x2 Bronzes
2010 London International Awards – Silver
2010 D&AD London – Silver
2011 Andy Awards – Gold
2011 Clio Awards x1 Gold x1 Silver
2011 Award Australia – Silver
2011 New York Festival – Gold
2011 PICA x2 Gold
2011 BADC Awards Australia x2 Silver x1bronze
2012 BADC Awards Australia –Photography x1 Gold x3 Silvers – In print x1 Silver x3 Bronze
2013 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x3 Gold x4 bronze – In print x2 Gold x4 Silvers x3 bronze
2014 Fuck All – But ranked 123rd Best Advertising Photographer in the World by Lurzers Archive
2016 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x2 Silvers x1 Bronze – In Print x2 Silvers x6 Bronze
2017 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x2 Gold x3 Silvers x3 bronze – In Print x2 Gold x3 Silvers x8 bronze
2018 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x3 Bronze – In Print x1 Silver x7 Bronze

Upcoming Dates hosted by Alex Buckingham
Saturday the 11th of December 2021
Nature / Botanical Photography Meetup - Botanical Gardens Mt Cootha - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Another cache to walk and catch some fantastic flora, and what a place to do it, such a variety of plants and flowers, and wildlife. This session went extremely well last time!
Instructor: Alex Buckingham
$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of December 2021
Beach Day Landscapes Photography Meetup - Burleigh beach - 12:00 pm - 2 hours
A wonderful chance to capture a beach scene and exercise on the beach ( walking ) We don't need good weather, clouds would be perfect.
Instructor: Alex Buckingham
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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